What is  a Freelancer Membership?

Individual Membership and Freelancer membership categories cost the same and share the same benefits; however the Freelancer Membership has been created for individuals who ideally have been audited and opt to be placed onto our portal. The Portal can be viewed by agencies and in-house teams who are looking to employ freelancers on a project or long term basis. The PRCA has created a formal relationship with PR freelancers so that PRCA members can be certain that they are hiring people that are competent in the services they provide and in professional behaviour. By appearing on our freelancer portal, these individuals are searchable according to capabilities and can be found by potential employers.


Freelancers are encouraged to complete CMS (Communications Management Standard) which they can do through our external auditors.  By completing CMS which is an audit of PR excellence and professionalism, a level of credibility and industry standard can be assumed. CMS also encourages professional development a key focus for our individuals.

Freelance CMS Example Audit

The PRCA Freelancer Portal

 The Freelancer Portal is an initiative from the PRCA, specifically designed for PR professionals who work as freelancers. It matches freelancers to agencies and in house teams who need ad hoc or on-going support.

More and more people are choosing to work as freelancers for their own clients as well as for their previous employer - this includes agencies. The PRCA received many requests from consultancy members to create a  relationship with PR freelancers.

Freelancer Membership
Single Payment
by Credit/Debit Card

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Lewis - or call our team on 020 7233 6026.

“The service saved hours of time in finding the right agency.”

Mark Bishop
Allianz Insurance

“The FAPRA service was invaluable in helping us run a swift pitch process, letting us sift through hundreds of options to find the most suitable firms. We were very satisfied with the quality of the recommended firms and the guidance that PRCA provided throughout the process.”

Dan Yates

“I believe that MBF found an agency that we wouldn't have found otherwise through your service. Not only did they have the skills and experience to deliver within the charitable sector they were also able to work within our budget, which is important in today's economic climate.”

Emma Dobie
Mentoring and Befriending Foundation

“We have found the PRCA's Find a PR Agency most helpful, given that we are in a rather esoteric field and PR had not been used to any great extent by other companies in it. The ability to narrow down likely agencies with relevant experience was enormously time saving and we suspect, cost saving too.”

David Peddy
Surgical Instrument group holdings Ltd

“PRCA helped organizing and arranging the incredibly vibrant and talent-filled PR firm selection for our organization perfectly. PRCA recognizes and supports their client’s in need, and successful result to be their best!”

Chris K. Yoo
From the Republic of Korea

 “Our strategy is to become the pre-eminent organisation for UK householders hiring a tradesman.  WITH PR’S national media insight, social media strategy and drive to support our aims was what set them apart. Spending the time looking for a reputable PR agency was halved thanks to FAPRA.”

Stuart Carter
Head of PR & Marketing, TrustMark 

“Greenfields understood the aim of Engine Service Design, which is to bring our clients’ customer experiences to life. The Greenfields and Meteor teams are enthusiastic and are able to bring a fresh view on how we position ourselves within the market. FAPRA brought us a great selection of agencies to pick from, which helped speed up the process of hiring a PR consultancy.”

Joe Heapy, Director of Engine Service Design

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Fee Income
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  • This field should only be completed by the individual with responsibility for your company's PRCA membership.
  • NB - Once you check the box to the left of this field and click update this figure is fixed for the entire year.
  • Fee income is defined as fees or income arising from time spent on carrying out public relations consultancy work plus any mark up and any handling charges or profits made on disbursement or expenses.
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Current clients
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The clients listed in this section are those which retain a consultancy on a continuing basis to deal with their public relations either in a specialised area or as a whole. One asterisk (*) against a client's name indicates that the consultancy has been retained by that client for three years; two asterisks (**) indicate that it has been retained for at least five years. Clients served on an ad-hoc basis are listed separately.

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Conflict of interest clients
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NB This will not appear as a separate list in the yearbook.